Scottish Media Freedom Summit: how can we defend media freedom? How can we protect journalists, media workers, cartoonists, photographers and publications from threats to silence them? Join the NUJ, Scottish PEN, the Saltire Society and the University of Edinburgh Law School at this free, full-day conference in Edinburgh on Friday 19 July to explore modern press freedom and the threats we face. Find out more and how to book on the NUJ website.
North Wales Coast branch summer party: come along to the branch meeting and social on Thursday 18 July at the Conwy Suite, Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay LL29 7SP. Find out more on the NUJ website.
NUJ London Freelance new members’ meeting: find out more with a face-to-face meeting with fellow LFB members and with freelance branch officers who can listen to your specific questions - and hopefully answer some of them - and give you tips on negotiating a freelance career on Thursday 25 July. Find out more on the NUJ website.
Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival: join this weekend of family entertainment from 19-21 July, with stalls, political debate, comedy, music and a grand procession through the village. Speakers include Jeremy Corbyn, Frances O'Grady, Len McCluskey, Angela Rayner and Mark Serwotka. Lots of music, including Eddi Reader. Find out more on the festival website.
Advice on tax: accountancy firm HW Fisher & Company is running another of its successful seminars on tax for the self-employed and staffers who have recently become freelance on Thursday 5 September in London. It will cover tax and NICs; self-assessment; allowable expenses; setting up in business; Making Tax Digital; and operating via a limited liability company. Find out more and how to book on the NUJ website.
Freelance Salon, Cardiff: the theme is Specialise or Diversify. The venue is the Clayton Hotel. St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1GD. Put Saturday 12 October in your diary, more information to follow. Check on the NUJ Wales Training website for updates on speakers.
The World Federation of Science Journalists is offering up to 20 journalists the opportunity to participate in a funded training workshop on a topic of immunisation, 14-16 October, in Geneva. Find out more on the federation’s website.